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Beck Relja

Relja Beck, PhD, DVM
Head of the Parasitology Laboratory
Croatian Veterinary Institute
Zagreb, Croatia

Friday September 8th, 2017 16:38

PhD Relja Beck, DVM, scientific advisor, was born in Zagreb in 1972. After completing his studies at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Zagreb, he started to work as young researcher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases with the Clinic where he was working from 2002 to 2009 on research projects related to Trichinella. In June 2009 he was employed at the Croatian Veterinary Institute where he is currently working as the Head of the Parasitology Laboratory. In 2016 he was elected to be President of the Scientific Council of the Institute. International education started at the Institute for Consumer Protection in Berlin and continued as Italian government scholarin theIstitutoSuperiore di Sanita in Rome for six months, where he was conducting research in the field of molecular parasitology. He has continued collaboration with European Union Reference Laboratory for Parasites at ISS mostly on zoonotic aspects of Giardia duodenalis what was the focus on his doctoral thesis. Scientific and professional interest includes general parasitology, molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of parasites, especially zoonotic agents transmitted with food as well as pathogens transmissible with vectors. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for Biological Hazards of the Croatian Food Agency. He has published more than 100 scientific and professional papers, of which 50 are quoted in WoS with h-index 15. He has participated in numerous international and domestic scientific and professional symposiums, as well as workshops as a lecturer and invited lecturer. He is leading national project financed by Croatian science foundation where he is a reviewer in the field of biomedicine. He is active in several COST projects, and the Vice chair of the European Network for Foodborne Parasites (EURO-FBP).

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